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Planet 51 (review)

Much of what might have made it appealing to true devotees of science fiction and cinema, like how it’s a pastiche of 1950s B-movies, is lost when its parodying of the paranoia and xenophobia of those films is so relentlessly trite and obvious…

my week at the movies: ‘Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America,’ ‘Alien Trespass,’ ‘Miss March,’ ‘The Last House on the Left’ (and ‘Race to Witch Mountain’ too)

While much of the rest of the NYC critical community will be attending a screening of Race to Witch Mountain tonight (here’s why I won’t), I’ll be seeing Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (opens in New York City on March 13; no U.K. release date has been announced), an ultralow-budget epic about two … more…

trailer break: ‘Alien Trespass’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… A little late today, but hey, it’s still time to take a break from work on the West Coast… Ooo, a pastiche of 1950s science fiction! Excellent! And tricky, too. It has to have just the right tone to work. If it’s not bad enough — … more…